| May 9, 2013
To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant.
For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
| May 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Soon after opening Stout Irish Bar & Grill 13 months ago, the owners changed the name of their restaurant to Stout Sports Bar & Grill.
Owner Ed D'Ottavio and his three partners — all of them Irish — realized that customers were looking for...
| May 29, 2013
Is anybody else excited by the lettuce options out there these days? My local supermarket offers bagged and boxed salads in more than a dozen combinations. However, it's the clamshell boxes of miniature heads of artisanal lettuces (often with their...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Cumberland Valley School of Music will present the fifth annual Neighborhood Chefs' Walk Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. along Alexander Avenue between Carlton and Pennsylvania avenues in Chambersburg.
It will be held rain or shine.
Local chefs Roger...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:27 AM
You wouldn't believe how easy our Chicken Egg Rolls are to make. So easy in fact, you'll toss those take out menus right into the trash!
Cooking Time: 6 min
What You'll Need:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Few holiday seasons have come and gone without a must-have toy causing pandemonium among shoppers. In the months leading up to Christmas, one toy always seems to grab kids' attention and become a must-have item. These could be quirky digital-voiced...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of the joys of gardening is sharing your bounty.
Increasingly, though, gardeners are not only providing tomatoes to the people down the street, but entertainment as well — in the form of giant vegetables.
Handing out a few beefsteaks is...
| Apr 27, 2013
There's no doubt that vegetable gardening is hot. Folks who've never grown a radish suddenly want to plant pots or plow up their lawn so they can add fresh food to the table. The upside: You can harvest edibles untouched by synthetic chemicals, and the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
People with old boxwoods are being warned not to plant new boxwoods nearby, but what about those of us with no boxwoods who want some? They're so deer-resistant.
The new and highly contagious boxwood blight disease has made it unwise, for the present,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Long before anybody (besides their parents) was paying attention to Chicago's Emanuel brothers, the city could boast of lots of other siblings who made good — or, at least, made headlines.
Chicago can claim brothers of wide-ranging accomplishments...
| Apr 10, 2013
Antsy for spring?
Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out.
Behold the skunk cabbage.
It is one of the earliest and oddest.
"It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...